11 Aug 2013 02:30
WINDHOEK 11 AUG (NAMPA) - The Windhoek Gymnasium Private School won the first-ever Bank Windhoek Schools Netball Super League here on Saturday.
Windhoek Gymnasium won the superior A League when they beat Tsumeb Gymnasium 42-27 in the final played at the Windhoek Gymnasium netball courts in Kleine Kuppe.
The B League was won by Walvis Bay Private High School after defeating the Windhoek Afrikaans Private School 28-26.
The winner of the A League took home N.dollars 8 000 and the runner-up N.dollars 4 000, while the winner of the B League won N.dollars 6 000 and the runner-up N.dollars 3 500.
The funds will be used to buy netball equipment for the respective schools.
The netball league was launched during April this year, and the first matches were played on 07 June.
The league came to an end on Saturday with only eight of the initial 10 schools qualifying to play for the top positions.
Executive Officer for Marketing and Corporate Communication at Bank Windhoek, Marlize Horn said during the prize-giving ceremony after the event the League Committee did well with the promotion and organisation of the league.
Horn added that apart from the time it consumed, many players had to travel long distances to participate in other towns to qualify for the finals.
Bank Windhoek looks forward to sit down with the Namibia Schools Sports Union (NSSU) to look into the future of the sport at school level, she added.
Steering Committee member, Liezel Garbers told players during the prize-giving ceremony that netball was victorious and not the teams, as the standard and level of the sport improved since the league started in June.
However, she added, that they plan to start the league earlier next year as many of the games interfered with school examinations.